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Schools face tough calls with tornado outbreak

March 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This aerial photo taken on March 3, 2012 shows a school damaged in Henryville, Ind. ,after a tornado swept through the town. Unlike snowstorms or hurricanes, which come with ample warning, the sudden nature of tornadoes presents unique challenges for school officials deciding whether to hold students in place or send them home. [&hellip...

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Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey dies at age 77

March 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, administers the House oath to Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Payne, the first black elected to...

Muslims at rally: NYPD surveillance keeps us safe

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Zuhdi Jasser speaks during a news conference in front of police headquarters in New York, Monday, March 5, 2012. Jasser was there with dozens of activists to demonstrate their support for the NYPD and their surveillance of Muslim groups across the Northeast....

Netanyahu: Israel has right to defend itself

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, is flanked by his security detail as he waves while walking on-stage to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)...

Navy to step up Breathalyzer tests of sailors

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus addresses sailors and Marines aboard the LHD Bataan at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Monday, March 5, 2012, during an “all hands” call that was televised and streamed live worldwide. Mabus outlined new...

Closing arguments delivered in LA detective trial

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former Los Angeles detective Stephanie Lazarus appears in court in Los Angeles. Lazarus is accused of killing an ex-boyfriend’s wife 23 years ago. Attorneys on Monday, March 5, 2012 are expected to begin...

'Desperate Housewives' creator describes star spat

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, actress Nicollette Sheridan poses for a portrait at during The Television Critics Association 2011 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sheridan concluded testifying Monday, March 5, 2012, in Los Angeles...

Super Tuesday showdown: Romney-Santorum big day

March 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Dayton Christian School, Monday, March 5, 2012, in Miamisburg, Ohio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and...

Santorum: Romney has failed to 'close the deal'

March 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, gestures as he speaks at a rally in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested...

AP sources: Williams to meet with investigators

March 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2004, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson fumbles the ball as Washington Redskins safety Matt Bowen hits him during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The revelations were shocking and...